Archive | March, 2011


28 Mar

wiki linkOut of the public eye, she stated, "I really am enjoying my privacy now. I don’t have a web page; I don’t have a MySpace page. It’s a completely different feeling, and I think I’m enjoying it."

no shit.

thanks for the reference alexandra:)

online disinhibition effect

28 Mar

wiki link
really love this wiki on the online disinhibition effect, but it really just had me thinking about how people share the exact same mannerisms in person, in physical form. i actually think this is a beautiful analysis of the way we not only interact online, but how we interact online serves as a reflection of our behavior and interactions in everyday circumstances — for example, it’d be interesting to observe the social characteristics of someone in their physical environment and evaluate the correspondence to their virtual life (actually this is kind of talked about in the "In popular culture" section)
thanks for the link justin!

state of mind

28 Mar

"The Evasion Studies" from THE SURVIVAL PROJECT by Steven Brahms

We are living in a time of great innovation and technological progress, yet simultaneously there are large gaps in our innate and experiential understanding. We exist in a world where at the click of a button, food is delivered to our doorstep, yet many of us would not last a night in the wild. There is a lack of experience and interaction with the natural world in our contemporary culture. In response, I am compiling a body of work that reminds us of our forgotten knowledge—a survival guide, a mnemonic manual for experience.


In making these portraits, still-lifes and found scenes, I soon became aware that the work was much more than the physical objects found within the frame. The work depicts a state of mind, and in turn shows how imagination can be a tool we can use to recapture our forgotten, innate knowledge. The images ultimately become physical accounts of interior journeys, artifacts of time that trigger and transform our collective unconscious.
more here

i felt a strong connection to this project in relation to my moments of pause as well as the dependence of my state of mind in response to my virtual existence, and more specifically the interactions (response rate to match emails and winks, etc)

banksy’s identity for sale on ebay

25 Mar

Online Dating Newlyweds

23 Mar

When asked about how they met, Stephen responds “Which story do you want, the one we told our parents or the real one?” The parents had received a “We met at Starbuck’s” version of their initial online cruising encounter that led to a meeting in November of 2009.


11 Mar

“Sorry I Haven’t Posted” A blog by Cory Arcangel that reblogs bloggers’ apologies. BUUUULAAAAAAAHGGGG. One of my top ten least favorite words, right up there with moist.

i’m cool with telling people we didnt meet online

10 Mar

back to the future

4 Mar

Photography by Irina Werning